Vis Viva Week 15:
This week our team worked on our project documentation early in the week and outline then outlined
final changes we want to make to the game. There are still some details to implement about the
different types of feedback in our game and what that means from a game and educational standpoint.
We had the opportunity to skype with the geologists from Chevron this week about their thoughts on
the project. They are excited about the progress that has been made this term, and are happy that we
were able to create an experience that represents their field in a simplified, fun, and educational way.
We went out to Elizabeth Forward several times this week to test controls and put final touches on the
kiosk. We had hoped to get our final playtest footage this week, but while setting up we realized that
there were several extender and adapter cords that were needed to connect everything correctly and
we needed to enhance our speakers with an additional amplifier. The silhouetted building designs were
laser cut, and after these parts arrived, we were able to fully connect all the buttons and lights and
integrate them with the game.
In addition to our several trips to Elizabeth Forward, we also demoed our project at the
Transformational Experiences Summit on Thursday. We had many guests stop by our room to test our
game, and their reactions were overwhelmingly positive. It was a great morale booster to see people
enjoying our game.
Next week we will have our final playtest at Elizabeth Forward and work on final documentation and
handoff plans. We will be using this weekend and the beginning of next week to rehearse for our final
presentation on Wednesday.